Hey, girl. 🙂 Yeah, what am I wearing on my lids? I’m wearing new Urban Decay Naked Petite Heat, which I keep wanting to call “Peh-TEE Heat.”
It’s just a little bit of heat… Get it? Petite? Like adding one or two drops of Tabasco or Sriracha, as opposed to submerging your burrito? LOL.
Urban Decay is famous for their O.G. Naked Eyeshadow Palette and the different incarnations of it, like Naked2, Naked Smoky, Naked Ultimate Basics…lots of nakedness, as you know. There’s also the one they launched last fall, Naked Heat, with its beautiful bevvy of warm orange and reddish browns, which are super trendy colors in eye makeup right now and for the past couple of years.
Chances are, if you’re a UD collector, or even if you aren’t, you may already have something like Petite Naked Heat in your stash now.
In fact, as I think about it…the Kristen Leanne Daydream Palette UD released in January has similar tones…
My point is just that orange-y browns are (still) having a moment, and you’ve very likely seen many of these colors in other palettes and pans before.
For $29 you get six new matte powder eyeshadow shades based in some form or fashion on the colors in the original Naked Heat palette, and the pans, by the way, are the same size as the pans in the larger Naked palettes.
They’re “good” mattes, too, in that they aren’t going to challenge you to makeup chess…which is to say that they aren’t challenging to use. They aren’t hard to blend or chalky, and don’t apply unevenly.
They’re actually very flexible and versatile as transition shades, or liner, or for contouring your crease if you don’t have a deep one (*raises hand*). Or, you can inject some variety into your shimmers by mixing them.
Straight up, you can use them in a multitude of ways because they’re drama-free, and I’m also referring to fallout, because there isn’t any!
As for blending, they do it smoothly on top of different eyeshadow bases, too. (Try ’em with the MAC Paint Pots sometime!) Coral tones and peachy tones, like Layin’ Low and Perky, both complement these shades well, although I would suggest that if you’re layering cream shadows under the these shadows, you use the thinnest layer you can get away with, because they do start to look thick if you enthusiastically over-apply them.
The shadows are quite pigmented as well, but they aren’t excessively pigmented. I can still easily control how much color ends up on my lid and where it goes, and that’s good, because I don’t know about you, but I like to apply my shadow with reckless abandon, then do a little whisking here and there with my blending brush before promptly moving on with my life. And you can totally do that with this palette. 🙂
Final word? Good quality, and I highly recommend it, but eval your eyeshadow stash first, because you may have some (or most) of these colors in your collection already.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. TGIF!!!! 🙂